Extension and Implementation of Tree-Based Statistical Algorithms

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Computer Science, 2000-01

Liaison(s): Michael Cummings
Advisor(s): Elizabeth Z’ Sweedyk
Students(s): Greg Mulert ’01 (TL), Chris Lundberg ’02, Titus Winters ’02

Michael Cummings is a biologist at MBL working on the analysis of antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis bacteria. By building on the work of one of last year’s Clinic teams, the team has developed tools to predict the level of antibiotic resistance in a bacterium given its genome. These tools are flexible enough to be of use in a multitude of other classification problems.